Award-winning creative leader Liz Taylor will be joining Leo Burnett Worldwide as their new Chief Creative Officer.
She will assume office on July 8, working out of the company’s Chicago headquarters and leading the creative direction of the global agency network. Taylor will be working alongside the company’s creative leadership team to help build their offering and culture for the future.
Taylor will take on a hybrid role as the North American creative lead of Publicis Communications – the creative communications hub of Publicis Groupe. She will partner with Publicis Groupe’s Chief Creative Officer Nick Law and Chief Strategy Officer Carla Serrano and will work to help drive transformative and creative solutions for North-America based Power of One collaboration.
Taylor joins Publicis from FCB Chicago, where she served as Chief Creative Officer and helped win high profile clients such as GE, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kimberly Clark. She has also launched four highly awarded Super Bowl commercials and built a vibrant, modern creative department. Prior to FCB, She was the Global Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, where she was central to evolving the role that content and social media played in helping brands tell compelling stories. She also previously held leadership positions at JWT, Element79 and Tribal DDB, developing celebrated ideas for Pepsi, Wrigley, Unilever, Kraft, Budweiser, and numerous other brands. Her work has earned awards from the industry’s top award shows including ANDYs, Cannes, Clio, D&AD and The One Show.
Taylor said, “I’m looking forward to working in partnership with Nick to deliver on the promise of modern creativity. We will work tirelessly to demonstrate how the firepower of Leo Burnett and Publicis Communications agencies will propel our clients into the future.”
“I’ve followed and admired Liz and her work for years. She is a thoughtful and modern creative leader whose work and expertise spans storytelling, experience, and innovation,” Nick Law said. “Her role is a new one that will straddle the Leo Burnett network and the Groupe’s broader creative capabilities.”